Ohio Alliance for Arts Education

Ensuring that the arts are an integral part of the education of every Ohioan.

The Ohio Alliance for Arts Education (OAAE), a statewide arts education service organization, was founded in 1974 under the leadership of Dr. Dick Shoup and Jerry Tollifson. The organization has evolved overtime into a nationally recognized leader in arts education. Much of the organization’s success is based on a strong partnership among the Alliance, Ohio’s professional arts education organizations (Ohio Music Education Association, Ohio Art Education Association, OhioDance, VSA Ohio, and the Ohio Educational Theatre Association), the Ohio Arts Council, and Ohio Department of Education.

The arts are integral to K-12 education.

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